OXLEY, J. MacDonald WHYMPER, Charles
Title: On the World's Roof.
Publisher:  James Nisbet & Co. Limited, London , 1897,
Seller ID: 7862
OXLEY, J. MacDonald. On the World's Roof. Illustrations by Charles Whymper.Second Edition. London : James Nisbet & Co. Limited, 1897. Pp (2),vii-viii ,-271,(1),3-10 (ads), frontispiece + 2 plates. 8vo, illustrated cloth. Watters p.359, Rhodenizer p.417. "Oxley [1855-1907], a highly successful author of books for boys, was born in Halifax and educated at Dalhousie and Harvard Universities. He was called to the bar in Nova Scotia, where he practiced law for a short time, but the latter years of his life were spent in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto. many of his stories dealt with episodes and events in Canadian history much in the style of Stevenson and Henty. - NSIB, p.35. Broken, very worn, lacking rfep, a reading copy. 10.00